All You’ll Need to Build Your Steel Garage Kit: Your Toolbox + These 4 Tools
Building your garage from a steel kit can save you thousands and requires little prior experience or advanced skill. Worldwide Steel Buildings designs structures a contractor would be proud of, but so easy to assemble that a weekend warrior can do the job.
In fact, the average DIYer will need only what they have in their toolbox plus these four extra tools.
Consumer reports offers this handy buying guide for extension ladders. They recommend:
- Buy the right ladder for the job.
- Choose the right height for your project.
- Test it out. Take a moment and climb it. Three steps up and it should not bend, tilt or “walk.” Familiarize yourself with the mechanisms used to lock and adjust the ladder.
Quality tin snips can cut into metal as easily as scissors cut paper. The longer blades make it easy to cut straight leaving a smooth edge. If you don’t already have a pair, make sure you get tin snips designed for the gauge metal supplied in the garage kit.
A screw gun takes a lot of the time and effort out of adding the fasteners to your building. Screw guns are similar to power drills, but the nose holds onto screws and makes your job a lot easier.
These are blades that are made from specially hardened steel. Their precision design means they consistently deliver accurate cuts on even the toughest materials, like steel. They are engineered to dampen noise and lessen vibration, making cutting metal a dream.
In case you are wondering, and we know you are, the following is what we expect the average DIYer to have in their toolbox:
- Tape measure
- Level & Plumb Bob
- Vice Grips
Don’t worry – if you’re missing any of the tools mentioned, you can find them at your local hardware store.